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Debugging Abaqus's Subroutines Using Visual Studio

Debugging Abaqus's Subroutines Using Visual Studio

Debugging Abaqus's Subroutines Using Visual Studio


I am trying to use Visual Studio as debugger for my Abaqus's subroutine. I found a thread on how to debug Abaqus using Visual Studio. Since I cannot find the Dassault Systemes Knowledge Base article QA00000007986 ("Debugging user subroutines and post processing programs"), I tried to follow debugging procedure that is provided from a book titled "Troubleshooting Finite-Element Modeling with Abaqus" by R.J. Boulbes.

According to the book, I need to make a file called abaqus_v6.env, type the following code:

CODE -->

import os

def prepDebug(var, dbgOption):
    import types
    varOptions = globals().get(var)
    if varOptions:
        # Add debug option
        if type(varOptions) == types.StringType:
            varOptions = varOptions.split()
        varOptions.insert(6, dbgOption)
        # Remove compiler performance options
        if var[:4] == 'comp':
            optOptions = ['/O', '-O', '-xO',  \                          
                          '-fast', '-depend', \                          
                          '-vpara', '/Qx', '/Qax']
            for option in varOptions[:]:
                for opt in optOptions:
                    if len(option) >= len(opt) and \                       
                       option[:len(opt)] == opt:
    return varOptions
if os.name == 'nt':
    compile_fortran = prepDebug('compile_fortran', \    
    compile_cpp = prepDebug('compile_cpp', '/Z7')
    link_sl = prepDebug('link_sl', '/DEBUG')
    link_exe = prepDebug('link_exe', '/DEBUG')
    compile_fortran = prepDebug('compile_fortran', \    
    compile_cpp = prepDebug('compile_cpp', '-g')

del prepDebug 

and put the file in the working directory.

I tried to run the job with a subroutine using command line, but the Visual Studio does not appear at all. The log file indicated that there are several missing debugging information for referencing module. One of the example of the missing debugging information is:


standardU_static.lib(SMAStsStdU_IF.obj) : warning LNK4204: 'C:\Users\User\Appdata\Local\Temp\Job-01_14245\vc140.pdb' is missing debugging information for referencing module; linking object as if no debug info

Does anyone has any experience on this kind of error and how to debug Abaqus's subroutine using Visual Studio?

Right now, I am using Intel oneAPI, Visual Studio 2019 and Abaqus 2021.

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